After months of trying to find a Verzuz opponent, King of the South T.I. will battle Jeezy on the premiere of season 2 of the popular series.
The announcement was officially made on Saturday (October 24) with the actual battle or rather celebration will occur on November 19th at 5 p.m. pacific time.
This comes after T.I. rejected Busta Rhymes offer for a Verzuz. Busta who appeared on The Fat Joe Show made the challenge loud and clear to his good friend T.I. “It is intriguing to me that you can have such a concern with New York MC’s. I want to understand what that is about,” Busta Rhymes said on the Fat Joe show. “Let me tell you something, we gon do it with grace, but T.I. ima bust your a–.” (Watch: Busta Rhymes Is Ready To Rep For NY, Calls Out T.I.)
Everyone in the comments including Fat Joe was ready for it, but T.I. rejected the offer in his own IG live video. “Busta Rhymes is one of the most phenomenal talents of our time, man,” T.I. explained via IG Live. “Muthaf—-’s catalog is thick. Catalog is thick! It just ain’t the same. I can’t go back right now and play goddamn Pop Warner football … we can’t reach back there. Might as well call out Melle Mel … [it would be like] Brandy against Dionne Warwick.”
T.I. went on to challenge Jeezy, which the Thug Motivation artist gladly accepted on Instagram. In the video, Jeezy is heard saying, “Say bruh, you done been around the whole world on your campaign, you know?” Jeezy started off. “Now you back here. I don’t know what you avoiding me for. I’ll tell you what, though – since it mean that much to you, put a date on it! I ain’t gon’ meet you there, I’ma beat you there. Straight up. Big Snow!”